James graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a BSc in Biological Sciences and obtained his PhD in Molecular Medicine from Lund University (Sweden). In the following few years as postdoctoral fellow at NTU, he has expanded his research area to materials science and biophysics, with a focus on soft matter research. He is the co-inventor of several patents, which form part of the intellectual property portfolio of a Swedish clinical-stage biotech company. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) and Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics & Science (IDMxS) and appointed as Principal Investigator for industry-linked collaborative projects, focusing on biofilm research and biosensor development. He has more than 30 peer-reviewed articles across cancer cell biology, protein science, biophysics, soft matter and synthetic biology. He also takes on external projects related to soft matter and biomimetic models as an independent scientific consultant. Through BCS, he hopes to bring his diverse experiences and insights across different science disciplines to catalyse communications and collaborations among scientists, local and overseas companies. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, drawing and going on an impromptu road trip.